Welcome Ceremony - Kumangka Palti Yarta

Dates: Sunday, 12 February 2023

Time: 5:00pm

Duration: 60 minutes

Location: Conifer Lawn, Adelaide Botanic Garden (G9 on the map)

Tickets: No tickets required: Free to attend


Join us as the garden hosts the official Adelaide Fringe Welcome Ceremony to mark the imminent opening of the 2023 festival.

As part of this family-friendly cultural event, you'll hear from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Elders and leaders, as they share their story of connection to Country and participate in a smoking ceremony, to acknowledge the ancestors and pay respect to the land and waters on which we gather.

Gather your friends, family and a picnic rug on the luscious Conifer Lawn for a beautiful sunset ceremony involving multiple locally based First Nations groups, including:

Michael (Mickey) 'Kumatpi Marrutya' O'Brien, Uncle Major (Moogy) Sumner, Katrina 'Karlapina' Power, Uncle Eddie Peters, Dave and Kyle Booth, Robert Taylor, Taylor Power-Smith and Ashum Owen.

Important information:

Please bring a picnic rug or low chair if you wish. There is accessible seating on the concrete paved areas. Please note this is not a performance, it is a cultural ceremony, and we ask you to please be respectful at all times.

Photo: Welcome Ceremony - Kumangka Palti Yarta. Jack Fenby, Adelaide Fringe 2022

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